Oscar defence could end in a week - Roux

2014-05-06 13:21
Oscar Pistorius and his defence attorney Barry Roux attend his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria. (Alon Skuy, AP)

Oscar Pistorius and his defence attorney Barry Roux attend his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria. (Alon Skuy, AP)

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Pretoria - Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's defence is expected to finalise its case in a week, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

"We are well into our time frame," Advocate Barry Roux, said.

"[We are expecting to] end the defence's case by next week Tuesday."

Judge Thokozile Masipa asked Roux if he was that confident.

"I hope you are quite correct," she said.

Court adjourned on Tuesday while the defence waited for its next witness to arrive. Roux said it should be around 30 minutes.

Pistorius claims he thought his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot her dead in his Pretoria home on 14 February last year.

He has been charged with murder.

The State argues he shot her through the locked door of his toilet during an argument.

Pistorius shot four times through the door, and on his version, thought an intruder was about to emerge and attack him.

Steenkamp was hit in the hip, arm, and head.

Pistorius is also charged with three alleged contraventions of the Firearms Control Act - one of illegal possession of ammunition, and two of discharging a firearm in public.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  thokolize masipa  |  oscar pistorius  |  barry roux  |  crime  |  pistorius trial

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